Ohio Public Service Institute

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Ohio Public Service Institute

The APWA Ohio Chapters proudly announces the Ohio Public Service Institute (OHPSI) on September 24th through 29th at our NEW LOCATION, the beautiful Sawmill Creek by Cedar Point Resorts in Huron, Ohio!

OHPSI is a unique training opportunity that promotes and encourages professional development through education and training specifically designed for Public Works supervisors and managers.

Courses include three one-week sessions, focusing on Leadership Development, Service Excellence and Supervisory Skills. These sessions are non-sequential and one may begin the three-year cycle at any time.

Here is our digital registration form: https://airtable.com/shrVLbAYYws038oOS  

About the Institute:

Registration cost is $995 for the Institute (lodging is separate) includes classes, materials, breaks and these meals:
  • Breakfast Monday through Friday
  • Lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Dinner on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

Thursday is “Directors’ Day” and offers an opportunity for directors or bosses to learn more about OHPSI.

Lodging Information

To make lodging arrangements, call 419-627-2106 for reservations and refer to OHPSI23 block code to receive OHPSI rate.

Online lodging reservations are available at reservations.cedarpoint.com/cedarpoint/
and click in the special code box select group/block.

We are proud to announce that APWA Ohio will be awarding five stipends in the amount of $595.00 each. To apply for one of these stipends you must submit your application and registration by June 30, 2023 to   OhioPsiStipends@gmail.com. Application forms are found at ohpsi.org/stipends.

OHPSI is an outstanding program that will help you reach your professional goals and enhance your effectiveness and efficiency on the job. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Attached is the packet for your convenience. You may also save your spot by filling out the attached registration form (found in the packet) and email it to jeanne.rouston@gmail.comPlease note that class size for First Year students is limited to 40 attendees.

Please help promote this unique program by sharing this information with others that would benefit. 

To become an OHPSI graduate, attendance is required at all sessions, all three years, including evening functions that include classes, group meals, and activities. Please do not register for OHPSI unless you can commit to attending all sessions. See attached packet for details. 

OHPSI is an outstanding program that will help you reach your professional goals and enhance your effectiveness and efficiency on the job.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Rouston at 989-965-4726 or 


Kim Roessner, APWA Northwest Ohio Branch
Amy Wood, APWA Northwest Ohio Branch



In 2021, The Ohio Chapter of the American Public Works Association implemented the Ohio Public Service Institute (OHPSI) to promote and encourage development through cutting edge education and training specifically for Public Works supervisors and managers.    This program involves three annual one-week sessions focusing on Leadership Development, Service Excellence and Supervisory Skills.  This year’s session is scheduled for September 24-29, 2023 and is expected to have nearly 80 participants from Ohio and surrounding states.  


To assist with funding this very important training initiative in Ohio the Ohio Chapter is offering the following opportunities to help sponsor this annual event.  If you think your company would be interested in assisting the Ohio Chapter with this educational program, contact information is provided below.


Breakfast Sponsor:         $600 per meal (5 are available)


Lunch Sponsor:               $800 per meal (3 are available)


Each of the eight (8) sponsorships include the following:


  • Table top tent card identifying the sponsor at each of the tables and at the head and end of the serving line.
  • Sponsors can make business cards available which will be provided to each participant
  • Sponsors are encouraged to offer a company token of their choice for each participant (key chain, pen, hat, etc).
  • The Institute will include a summary sheet for each participant providing sponsor contact information.  Each Sponsor is asked to provide a graphic of your company logo for these materials.


If you would like to help the Ohio Chapter with this Educational Opportunity for our Public Works Managers and Supervisors please contact:



David Barber  DHB4950@gmail.com   740-501-1770

Check us out!

To download a copy of the 2023 schedule, click the link below.

2023 OHPSI Schedule

If you pay by credit card, you must also submit a registration form. (It includes  additional information.) 

Event Date & Time:

9/24/2023  3:00 PM - 9/29/2023  12:00 PM

Venue :

Sawmill Creek by Cedar Point Resorts
400 Sawmill Creek Dr W
Huron , OH , 44839

Contact Person :

Jeanne Rouston
Email : jeanne.rouston@gmail.com
Phone : (989) 965-4726
Company : Ludwig Speaks, LLC
Title : Program Coordinator


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